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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Originally issued May 19, 1997; Revised October 29, 2002
|Release # 97-124
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Toy Police Cars
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price Inc. of East Aurora, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 17,000 toy police cars sold since February 1997. The back of some cars could crack and break apart, presenting a potential choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and Fisher-Price Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy cars. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The police car is part of the Little People Roadside RescueTM vehicle set. The set includes one white and blue police car; one yellow tow truck; one red passenger car; three figures including an auto mechanic, a police officer, and a driver; two orange traffic cones; one red stop sign; and one yellow yield sign. The police car is made of plastic. The upper part of the car is white and the lower part of the car is blue. There are blue star cutouts on both sides of the car. The car has black wheels. The police car is the only toy in the set involved in the recall.
The vehicle set is packaged in a cardboard box labeled in part, "Fisher-Price Little People Roadside RescueTM...Ages 1 1/2 - 5 yrs...72394." The vehicle set is visible through a plastic window on the box.
Major toy stores and mass merchandise outlets nationwide have sold the vehicle set since February 1997 for about $8.
Consumers who have purchased the vehicle set since February 1997 should take the police car away from young children immediately and call Fisher-Price toll-free at 800-233-4004. Consumers will receive a replacement vehicle free of charge.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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